Shaoxing Hotel (Huanshan Road)
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I've been in China for almost three weeks now and it's been very interesting! Everything is completely foreign and difficult. Most of the restaurants have picture menus which really helps when trying to order food because then you can just point. However, you then have to guess what exactly is in each meal and what meat it is.
Crossing the street is a cross between Frogger and American Gladiators. There is no right of way between ...
... Rick and I hopped on bikes and enjoyed a ride around and through the Westlake area. We road across Su Causeway which is 3km long and dates back to 1189. We fought our way across, dodging people, bikers, and mini trolleys ferrying tourists across the causeway. It was chaotic and challenging but we stuck it out. After finding a place to lock our bikes we took a turn around Prince Park. There were some very nice water features and some beautiful ...
... The city restricted travel during a two hour period in the afternoon and used a number system to monitor the roads. His license ended with an odd number so he could not bring us back to the hotel until after 6:30. This is so random but just when we were wishing for a way to head back sooner a taxi drove by and we were able to ditch Mr. Bei and use the taxi!
All in all, we had a good day in Hangzhou and capped it all off with a cold beer and glass of ...
... now coming down. Woody says that many of the new ones far from town are not selling now, however, those in good downtown locations continue to sell well.
We also learn that Mao loved Hangzhou and had a huge villa built here where he stayed for several months each year (it is nice to be a leader in an “everyone is equal” system). Today, the villa is one of two huge state-owned guest houses here. We saw a ...
... and very strong and fit (obviously). We promise to stop in the small tea house she leases near the top of the mountain for tea after our climb and look around.
The views of the valley below from the top are awesome. Below us the river makes an “ -shaped” bend that is reminiscent of the yin/yang symbol and is very famous as a Taoist symbol as a result. We didn’t understand this significance when it was explained to us from the bottom, but seeing ...
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